And God blessed Noe and his sons, and said to them, Increase and
multiply, and fill the earth and have dominion over it. 2
And the dread and the fear of you shall be upon all the wild beasts of
the earth, on all the birds of the sky, and on all things moving upon
the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea, I have placed them under
your 1power. 3 And every reptile which is living shall be to you for meat, I have given all things to you as the 2green herbs. 4 But flesh with blood of life ye shall not eat.
5 For your blood of your lives will I require at the hand
of all wild beasts, and I will require the life of man at the hand of
his brother man, 6 He that sheds man's blood, instead of that blood shall his own be shed, for in the image of God I made man. 7 But do ye increase and multiply, and fill the earth, and have dominion over it."
8 And God spoke to Noe, and to his sons with him, saying 9 And behold I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you, 10 and with every 3living creature with you, of birds and of beasts, and with all the wild beasts of the earth, as many as are with you, of all that come out of the ark. 11 And I will establish my covenant with you, and all flesh shall not any more die by the water of the flood, and there shall no more be a flood of water to destroy all the earth. 12 And the Lord God said to Noe, This is the sign of the covenant which I set between me and you, and between every living creature which is with you for perpetual generations. 13 I set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of covenant between me and the earth. 14 And it shall be when I gather clouds upon the earth, that my bow
1 Gr. hands.
2 Gr. herbs of grass.
3 Gr. living soul.
4 Gr. and between
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